Hope teen wins for wool project

Caroline Luehrmann of Hope won first place in the senior division of the Make It With Wool competition at the Indiana State Fair.

The competition showcases and promotes the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics, yarns and fibers, and encourages personal creativity in sewing, knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving and other needlework arts. All contestants must select, construct and model their own garments made from more than 60 percent wool.

Luehrmann, 18, sewed and modeled a red wool cloak trimmed in black for the late August competition. She was judged on overall appearance of the outfit, sewing construction of all three garments and overall style and fit. The division in which she competed included contestants ages 17-24 from across state.

Luehrmann is now a freshman at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee.

The state contest is sponsored by the Indiana Sheep Association and affiliated with the National Make it With Wool sewing competition.